Syrian journalist and short story writer Rasha Abbas interrogates the role of art and literature in conflict and reflects on her personal contribution to Syria Speaks, an anthology of fiction, poetry, critical essays and art from the frontline, published by Saqi Books in July 2014
Syria Speaks: Leading artists tour the UK for the first time since the revolution
Khaled Khalifa, Khalil Younes and others to showcase art and culture from the frontline
PEN Atlas: Dorothy Tse on Hong Kong literature and the Umbrella Movement
This week on PEN Atlas, Dorothy Tse investigates the role of literature in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, and asks what the future of Hong Kong literature is.
Listen: global media reporting on Syria – a discussion
Listen back to last month’s panel discussion, Translating the Syrian News. With Paul Mason, Zaher Omareen, Armand Hurault and Malu Halasa.
- £40 buys placards and handouts for a vigil or demo
- £235 pays a court fee, seeking permission to intervene in freedom of expression cases as a third party
- £650 is the cost of emergency advocacy in response to a threat to free speech through censorship or arrest of a writer at risk
- £5,200 covers research and production of a parliamentary briefing on new legislation